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Lawrence Co High School

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Posted April 25, 2012

I have been going to this school for almost 3 full years. Man wasn't this the worse mistake of my life! First of all, many of the teachers here are very snobby and stuck up. Don't get me wrong, there are a few good teachers here that actually care about you, they are just hard to come by. The dress code here is ridiculous. The food is horrible! The bread on sandwhiches is very soggy and cold. The only good thing at LCHS is the health classes. So do yourself a favor and do not go to LCHS! It's a horrible idea.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2012

As a student enrolled here,i would have to say,this is the best high school in the county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2011

LCHS is a very good school. As a student currently enrolled at LCHS I am receiving excellent and challenging courses. Yes, Lawrence County High School does offer a number of vocational classes which I also think are great. LCHS has some of the best teachers in the county! I disagree with the parents saying that LCHS does not offer challenging classes. Perhaps their children aren't taking classes such as Pre-Cal, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, or Anatomy. Not to mention the duel enrollment opportunities. The school also has excellent extra-curricular activities such as clubs and sports. The teachers do follow the rules set by the county. I believe that students dress appropriately and teachers do very well watching for outfits breaking the dress code. I am receiving and excellent education that is challenging at times but also fun at times too. College isn't for everyone and the opportunities offered through the vocational department are great. In the real world we do need brick layers, plumbers, electrical engineers, and masoners. The vocational classes are not easy classes. In fact, they are challenging and they teach the students about the jobs they are interested in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2009

I am curently a student at LCHS. It is a great school. The student body is very united when it comes to sports. Our Student Government provides many activities to make sure everyone is invloved such as frog giggin' and 3 on 3 basketball tournaments. I disagree with all the bad comments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

Lawrence county high school is a good school andi know this for a fact not uless its changed a lot in the past few years but i do have to say they are lacking in a few areas also i also want to say that the school is who knows who and politics plays a very large roll in this school and they let the kids run the office witch i think is wrong it should be a adult .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

I completely disagree with the negative comments that have been posted. I have two children who are receiving a wonderful, college prep education. I can't believe the mother who said her college-bound son wasn't challenged. That has not been our experience at all. Did he take one of the four Dual Enrollment classes offered in conjunction with Columbia State? Did he take physics and calculus? Former students are now mechanical, nuclear, and electrical engineers who say they coasted through their upper-level college math and science courses because of their classes at LCHS? As for the mother who complains about students who dress inappropriately: Is that a reflection of the faculty at LCHS or a reflection of parents? I also disagree with the student who said the social hierarchy is damaging. LCHS offers dozens of extra-curricular activities designed to involve students with a wide range of interests. LCHS is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

Its the worst school in Lawrence County. The faculity does not agree as a whole for the rules, thus some kids get by with dressing slutty and their teachers dont care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

As a 2004 graduate, I would say that LCHS is one of the worst possible schools that you can send your child to. Their social hierarchy harms every child who thinks for his or herself unless they are part of it
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2007

As a 2004 graduate from LCHS, I can honestly say that I was prepared for college. And when I say college, I mean a real university and not 'the community college' in town. Of course, there are options for your child to learn trades, such as welding and masonry, but there are also advanced classes such as calculus, physics, and chemistry. There are also many opportunities for students to be involved in fine arts such as drama, choir, band, and visual art. The previous comments do no justice to LCHS. Being in a small school district, LCHS does the best they can with the limited resources and financial support they have.


Posted September 18, 2007

I agree with the negative remarks that other parent made. If your child wants to farm, lay bricks or some other labored job this is the school for your child. On the other hand if your teen is smart and wants a more challenging education this is not the school for your teen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

This school districe is a poor one. The only honors class they offered my son was english. He is smart and needs more of a challenge. The spanish II classes my son takes should be spanish I-B because the school has block scheduling vs a traditional school that takes the same classes for four quarters. This town is below standards in its teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
43%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students81%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students69%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students77%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students66%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students40%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1800 Springer Rd
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Phone: (931) 762-9412

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